WKE 42 is a proprietary tungsten high speed steel containing 10 percent cobalt. WKE 42 is harder than most high-speed steels and has in addition a reasonably good toughness. WKE 42 is used mainly for tools requiring maximum abrasion resistance and medium toughness.
WKE 42 can be worked as follows:
Round bars Ø 0.6 to 410 mm